Get Wild at the Indianapolis Zoo

Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 AANP National Conference Welcome Reception

Who Can Attend?

All registered conference attendees have free admission and are welcome to attend. Non-registered guests can attend with the purchase of a $25 ticket.

The Indianapolis Zoo is a short, 15 minute scenic walk from the Indiana Convention Center. You will cross a safe, pedestrian-only bridge that offers stunning views of White River State Park and the Indianapolis skyline.

  • Why Attend?

    Kick off your conference week by connecting with colleagues against the backdrop of amusing monkey antics, roaring lions, giraffes and more. Catch up with old friends and meet some great new NPs while surrounded by savannahs, rainforests and oceans—all with more than 2,000 species of plants and animals to discover!

    • Free admission for all conference attendees.
    • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres stations.
    • Cash bars throughout the zoo.
    • Access to the entire zoo and all of its exhibits for the entire evening!
  • How Do I Get My Ticket?

    Registered Conference Attendees

    If you indicated that you planned to attend the welcome reception when you selected your educational sessions and workshops, your admission ticket will print automatically with your conference badge. If you didn't pre-select sessions or overlooked the welcome reception as an option, don't worry! Simply stop by the ticket booth in AANP Central (Hall F) to pick up your free ticket in advance or claim one outside of the zoo entrance. Tickets will be available at the zoo entrance from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

    Non-registered Attendees

    Guest tickets are available for friends and family who are not registered conference attendees. These can be purchased at the the ticket booth in AANP Central (Hall F) for $25 each. Guest tickets may also be purchased outside of the zoo entrance from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Guest admission is free for children under two years of age.

  • How Do I Get to the Zoo?

    Walking Directions

    The Indianapolis Zoo is a short, 15 minute scenic walk from the Indiana Convention Center. You will cross a safe, pedestrian-only bridge that offers stunning views of White River State Park and the Indianapolis skyline. AANP will have staff members with directional signs stationed along the route to assist you in reaching the reception.

    

    Alternative Transportation

    Limited bus transportation will be available between the zoo and the Hyatt Regency, Westin, Marriott and JW Marriot hotels in downtown Indianapolis. These buses are provided for attendees who require mobility assistance or those for whom the short walk would be too difficult. If you are able to make the walk, please do to experience more of our beautiful host city with your NP colleagues!